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Agasthyakoodam a beautiful picnic spot

08/05/2017

AD No: MOIEVE_1355

Part of the Sahyadri ranges (Western Ghats) of mountains, Agasthyakoodam, at a height of 1,890 m above sea level, is one of the highest peaks in Kerala. Teeming with wildlife, the forests of Agasthyakoodam abound in rare medicinal herbs and plants, and brilliantly hued orchids. A bird watcher’s paradise, this legendary mountain is accessible by foot from Kotoor, near Neyyar Dam and also from Bonakkad. Trekking to Agasthyakoodam is believed to be healthy, the very air here is supposed to have healing properties. It is believed that sage Agasthya, the mythological character lived here.

Women are not allowed up the peak and permission is required to trek. The season from December to April is advocated for trekking, for which a forest pass has to be obtained the wildlife office in Thiruvananthapuram.

Contact Details: 
Wildlife Warden
Forest Department,
PTP Nagar, Thiruvananthapuram
Ph: +91 471 2360762

Getting there

Nearest railway station: Thiruvananthapuram Central, around 61 km from Bonacaud.

Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport, around 69 km from Bonacaud.

Location

Latitude: 8.803654, Longitude: 77.197952

Location :

Public Office (Thiruvananthapuram), Thiruvananthapuram, KERALA

Pincode :

695033

Mobile :

9048179775

Email :

reporter@myownindia.com

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